Being an interpreter

This page provides information on becoming an interpreter, requirements for conduct, billing, and fees, with links to L&I forms.

Urgent update on credentials for interpreters

If your Department of Social and Health Services credentials will expire on July 29, you will not be able to bill for services to L&I clients. See this letter for more details.


How to become an interpreter

Information on credentials and links to L&I forms.

Do's & Don'ts - What you can and cannot do as an interpreter.

Know the professional standards for interpreters, including special requirements from facilities.

Bill L&I - How to bill L&I for your services.

Information on how to bill L&I, what is covered and what forms to use.

Fee Codes - Use these codes and policies to bill L&I.

Use the codes on this page to bill L&I or the self-insurer. There is also a list of what is not covered and a page of sample billing scenarios.

Maintain your information

Make sure that L&I has current contact information for you: check our interpreter look up service.


If you have questions, please contact Megan Lemon,, or call 360-902-5161..

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